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We believe that rewards are about more than the salary you receive for a job well done. 

Of course, working with us gives you the chance to make the sort of impact that’s rare with any other organisation in Scotland – you can contribute to decisions vital to Scotland, and play a part in developing and influencing the policies that touch all our lives. 

We’ve developed a comprehensive range of rewards that recognise your achievements, build on your skills and help you find a healthy work/life balance. 

Benefits of working in SG

Continual Learning  

  • Access to a wide range of courses offered by the Scottish Digital Academy, plus opportunities to gain professional memberships and academic qualifications.
  • As a member of the Scottish Government DDaT profession you will join the professional development system, currently BCS RoleModelplus.


Work-Life Balance 

  • Flexible working arrangements including compressed hours and flexi time, with potential to accrue up to 4 days off a month.

  • 36.5 Days Annual Leave - including public and privilege holidays.  This increases to 41.5 days after 4 years. 

Excellent Financial Benefits 

  • Generous Pension Scheme with employer contribution of 28.9%  

  • Posts attract the Digital, Data and Technology (DDaT) pay supplement between £3,000 and £5,000 after a 3 months DDaT competency qualifying period.


Extensive Discounts including 

  • Discounted on-site gym membership with a range of facilities, classes and equipment across different Scottish Government buildings.

  • Discount scheme offering a wide range of fantastic savings on everyday purchases, leisure and cycle to work.

  • Season-ticket loans for your travel to work.


  • Workplace adjustments for everyone that needs them to ensure your comfort and safety in your new role.

  • Health and wellbeing support including 24-hour access to our Employee Assistance Programme, plus counselling support available for all.

  • Maternity leave entitlement up to 52 weeks regardless of your seniority or length of employment. 

  • Up to 4 consecutive weeks' paternity leave for colleagues having, or adopting, a child. 

  • Contractual Paternity Pay (in addition to Statutory Paternity Pay), so you receive your usual salary during paternity leave. 


Giving Back 

  • 6 days paid leave each year to volunteer.

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